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Focus Questions: Part 1


Topic: Socio-Medical Issues
Bullying, Cyber Bullying and Social Networking

  1. (a) Is bullying a big problem?
  2. 1.(b) Do you know of cases of school bullying on Long Island?
  3. What are the major reasons individuals are bullied?
  4. Who tends to be bullied?
  5. How does bullying make people feel?
  6. What are the signs that someone is negatively being impacted by bullying?
  7. What are the short term and long term impacts?
  8. How can bullying be prevented?
  9. What type of resources and services are available for those who are bullied?
  10. What our educators can do to prevent bullying?
  11. What creative solutions can you and your friends can come up with in order to stop bullying in your high school?
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E-Links for Focus Questions

1. (a) Is bullying a big problem?

Teens Health:

http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/problems/bullies.html

The Huffington Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-hewitt/bullying_b_1939805.html

“America.edu” by the Institute for Developmental Anthropology:

http://www.america.edu/bullying_the_biggest_problem_in_elementary_schools.html

Do Something:

http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/background-bullying

Stomp Out Bullying:

http://www.stompoutbullying.org

Child Abuse Prevention Services:

http://www.capsli.org

Long Island Wins:

http://longislandwins.com/index.php/features/detail/abuse_in_school_a_persistent_problem_among_students/

Bullying Statistics:

http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/school-bullying-statistics.html

No Bullying:

http://nobullying.com/bullying-statistics-2014/

Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center:

http://www.pacer.org/bullying/about/media-kit/stats.asp

1. (b) Do you know of cases of school bullying on Long Island?

CBS:

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/04/06/ father-leads-bullying-awareness-walk-in-memory-of-son-who-committed-suicide/

LGBTQ Nation:

http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2012/10/ questions-remain-after-long-island-teen-commits-suicide-over-alleged-anti-gay-bullying/

The Huffington Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/24/alexis-pilkington-faceboo_n_512482.html

CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/23/health/bullying-suicidal-thoughts

Long Island Press:

http://archive.longislandpress.com/2010/02/22/bullying-2/

2. What is considered bullying?

American Psychological Association:

http://www.apa.org/topics/bullying/index.phpx

School Violence:

http://www.nssc1.org/what-is-bullying.html

Violence Prevention Works!:

http://www.violencepreventionworks.org/public/recognizing_bullying.page

Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center:

http://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/info-facts.php

Stop Bullying:

http://www.stopbullying.gov/what-is-bullying/

BBC:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_4440000/newsid_4440000/4440024.stm

Stomp Out Bullying:

http://www.stompoutbullying.org/index.php/information-and-resources/about-bullying-and-cyberbullying/what-bullying/

Public Broadcasting Service:

http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/friends/bullies/
http://www.pbs.org/thisemotionallife/topic/bullying/what-bullying

National Education Association:

http://www.nea.org/assets/docs/BullyFree_How_To_Identify_Bullying.pdf

Promote Prevent:

http://preventingbullying.promoteprevent.org/what-bullying

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:

http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Resource_Centers/Bullying_Resource_Center/FAQ.aspx

3. What are the major reasons individuals are bullied?

Psych Central:

http://psychcentral.com/news/2010/02/03/why-kids-get-bullied/11191.html

Pacer Center’s Teens Against Bullying:

http://www.pacerteensagainstbullying.org/?gclid=CP7owuKJv6UCFUGo4Aod1i33YA#/home

Bullying Statistics:

http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/why-do-people-bully.html

Stop Bullying:

http://www.stopbullying.gov/at-risk/groups

The Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/9843997/ Children-bullied-because-of-their-wealthy-backgrounds-study-finds.html

The Guardian:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2007/nov/14/children.homeaffairs

CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/05/03/obesity.bullying/index.html

Web MD:

http://www.webmd.com/parenting/news/20100503/obese-kids-often-bullied

Violence Prevention Works!:

http://www.violencepreventionworks.org/public/bullying_sexual_orientation.page

4. Who tends to be bullied?

Eyes on Bullying:

http://www.eyesonbullying.org/victim.html

Kids Awareness Series:

http://kidsawarenessseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/Bullying-Who-is-the-victim-and-the-aggressor.pdf

Web MD:

http://www.webmd.com/parenting/tc/bullying-characteristics-of-children-who-are-bullied

Behavior Advisor:

http://www.behavioradvisor.com/Bullying.html

Child Abuse Prevention Services:

http://www.capsli.org/kids/who-are-the-targets

American Psychological Association:

http://www.apa.org/pi/oema/resources/ethnicity-health/asian-american/bullying-and-victimization.phpx

The Psychiatric Times:

http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/suicide/bullying-and-suicide

Public Broadcasting Service:

http://www.pbs.org/thisemotionallife/topic/bullying/bullies-victims

Stop Bullying:

http://www.stopbullying.gov/kids/facts/#bullied

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/bullyingfactsheet2014-a.pdf.pdf

5. How does bullying make people feel?

Stop Bullying:

http://www.stopbullying.gov/at-risk/effects/

Central Connecticut State University, Pre-Collegiate & Access Services:

http://www.ccsu.edu/uploaded/departments/AdministrativeDepartments/ PreCollegiate_Access_Services/ConnCAP/High_School/Newsletters/February_2011.pdf

Stop Bullying:

http://www.stopbullying.gov/blog/2013/02/27/research-brief-suicide-and-bullying

The Huffington Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/22/bullying-mental-health-problems_n_2001583.html

Mayo Clinic:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/childrens-health/in-depth/bullying/art-20044918?pg=1

6. What are the signs that someone is negatively being impacted by bullying?

Education:

http://www.education.com/magazine/article/Warning_Signs_that_Your_Child/

Stop Bullying:

http://www.stopbullying.gov/at-risk/warning-signs

The Surviving Bullies Charity:

http://survivingbullies.org/index.php/resources/topic/category/symptoms/

Character Education Partnership:

http://info.character.org/blog/bid/128143/19-Signs-Your-Child-Is-Being-Bullied-and-What-to-Do-about-It

Stop Bullying Now!:

http://njbullying.org/documents/warningsigns.pdf

Bullying – No Way!:

http://bullyingnoway.gov.au/parents/being-bullied/signs.html

Beat Bullying:

http://archive.beatbullying.org/dox/help/behavioural-signs.html

The Surviving Bullies Charity:

http://survivingbullies.org/index.php/resources/entry/signs_and_symptoms_of_bullying/

School Violence – Weapons, Crime & Bullying:

http://www.nssc1.org/signs-your-child-is-being-bullied.html

CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/10/04/twemlow.sacco.bullying/index.html

National Alliance on Mental Illness:

http://www2.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Child_and_Adolescent_Action_Center&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=168163

American Humane Association:

http://www.americanhumane.org/children/stop-child-abuse/fact-sheets/bullying-prevention-and-intervention.html

National Organization for Youth Safety:

http://noys.org/mydocuments/noys_bullying_toolkit_final_1.pdf

7. What are the short term and long term impacts of bullying?

Bullying Statistics:

http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/bullying-and-depression.html

The New York Times:

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/20/effects-of-bullying-last-into-adulthood-study-finds/?gwh=52B9D87996EA9D810FE739489A9A7574&_r=0

CBS News:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57570780/being-bullied-may-lead-to-higher-chance-of-adult-psychological-problems/

Psych Central:

http://psychcentral.com/news/2012/11/28/bullying-can-lead-to-ptsd-symptoms/48213.html

American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress:

http://www.aaets.org/article204.htm

The Huffington Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/20/long-term-effects-of-bullying_n_2728190.html

American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress:

http://www.aaets.org/article204.htm

Duke Health:

http://www.dukehealth.org/health_library/news/bullied-children-can-suffer-lasting-psychological-harm-as-adults

Overcome Bullying:

http://www.overcomebullying.org/effects-of-bullying-into-adulthood.html

Ezine Articles:

http://ezinearticles.com/?Short-and-Long-Term-Effects-of-Bullying---The-Victim-and-the-Bully&id=4615335

Bullying Facts:

http://bullyingfacts.info/effects-of-bullying/

Reuters:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/10/us-bullying-among-kids-idUSBREA291JS20140310

Reuters:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/10/us-bullying-among-kids-idUSBREA291JS20140310

8. How can bullying be prevented?

Bullying Statistics:

http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/prevent-bullying.html

Volunteer Guide:

http://www.volunteerguide.org/minutes/service-projects/bullying

National Education Association:

http://www.nea.org/home/51629.htm

International Bullying Prevention Center:

http://www.stopbullyingworld.org

Health Finder:

http://healthfinder.gov/HealthTopics/Category/parenting/healthy-communication-and-relationships/ prevent-bullying-quick-tips-for-parents

We’ve Got Your Back:

http://www.stopbullyingli.org

Hey U.G.L.Y. (Unique Gifted Lovable You)

http://heyugly.org

Stop Bullying:

http://www.stopbullying.gov/prevention/

American Psychological Association:

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/bullying.aspx?item=1

Help Guide:

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/bullying.htm

9. What type of resources and services are available for those who are bullied?

I’m Getting Bullied:

http://www.imgettingbullied.com/shareyourstory.html

It Gets Better:

http://www.itgetsbetter.org

Stomp Out Bullying:

http://www.stompoutbullying.org/livechat_portal.php

Anti-Bullying Network:

http://www.antibullying.net/resourceswwwlinks.htm

National Runaway Safe line:

http://www.1800runaway.org/youth/bullying/?gclid=CP7E68HD2LcCFZQDOgod2X0AgQ

Born This Way Foundation:

http://bornthiswayfoundation.org/help?gclid=CKGT4NPD2LcCFVLxOgod1EcA-g

Stop Bullying:

http://www.stopbullying.gov/get-help-now/index.html

Crisis Prevention:

http://www.crisisprevention.com/Blog/November-2011/10-Ways-to-Help-Reduce-Bullying-in-Schools

American Association for Justice:

http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/justice/hs.xsl%20/20254.htm

10. What our educators can do to prevent bullying?

Long Island:

http://www.longisland.com/news/11-07-13/long-islanders-take-a-stand-against-bullying.html

National Education Association:

http://www.nea.org/assets/docs/PB43bullyingprevention2012.pdf

Stop Bullying:

http://www.stopbullying.gov/prevention/at-school/index.html

New York State Senate:

http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S7740-2011

The New York State Education Department:

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/dignityact/

United States Department of Education:

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/ us-department-education-provides-guidance-help-classroom-teachers-combat-bullying

Child Abuse Prevention Services:

http://capsli.org/dignity-for-all-students-act-dasa/

11. What creative solutions can you and your friends come up with in order to stop bullying in your high school?

Crisis Prevention:

http://www.crisisprevention.com/Blog/April-2012/Bullying-in-School-The-Traumatic-Effects-of-Bullyi

Eyes on Bullying:

http://www.eyesonbullying.org/pdfs/toolkit.pdf

Changemakers:

http://www.changemakers.com/changeshop/how-we-can-stop-bullying-through-student-empathy

Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center:

http://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/activities/

Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center:

http://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/activities/

Stop Bullying:

http://www.stopbullying.gov/kids/what-you-can-do/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Helpful Links:

www.teenshealth.org
www.apa.org
http://www.pacerteensagainstbullying.org/?gclid=CP7owuKJv6UCFUGo4Aod1i33YA#/home
http://www.bullying.org
http://www.stopbullying.gov
http://www.kidshelp.com.au/grownups/getting-help/who-else-can-help/helpful-links/bullying.php
http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/bullying
http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/index2.html
http://www.thebullyproject.com
http://archive.beatbullying.org/dox/help/helpful-links.html
http://www.nea.org/
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Focus Questions: Part II

  1. What is social networking?
  2. Do you participate in social networking?
  3. In your opinion, what are the benefits and what are the disadvantages of social networking?
  4. What impact does social networking have on social skills?
  5. Are there dangers to online social networking?
  6. Can social networking have an impact on our health?
  7. Has social networking taken away our privacy?
  8. What do you do when your privacy has been violated?
  9. What creative ideas do you and your friends have in order to improve social networking and to reduce its possible negative health impact?
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1. What is social networking?

Social Networking:

http://www.whatissocialnetworking.com/

National Cyber Security Alliance:

http://www.staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/protect-your-personal-information/social-networks/

Internet Suite 101:

http://ashleyanderson.suite101.com/what-is-social-networking-a235550

The Big Social Picture:

http://www.thebigsocialpicture.com/2013/01/social-media-breakdown.html

How To:

http://www.howto.gov/social-media/social-networks

About.com:

http://webtrends.about.com/od/socialnetworking/a/social-network.htm

Brain Pop:

http://www.brainpop.com/technology/computersandinternet/socialnetworking/preview.weml

Small Business Computing:

http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com/biztools/article.php/3813971/ What-is-Social-Networking-and-Why-Should-You-Care.htm

The Brief History of Social Media:

http://www.uncp.edu/home/acurtis/NewMedia/SocialMedia/SocialMediaHistory.html

2. Do you participate in social networking?

The Business Insider:

http://www.businessinsider.com/a-demographic-breakdown-of-social-media-2013-3

The Pew Internet:

http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Social-Media-and-Young-Adults.phpx

The Pew Internet:

http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Social-Media-and-Young-Adults.phpx

Forbes:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/sap/2013/05/20/the-overlooked-social-media-marketing-for-senior-citizens/

Social Media Today:

http://socialmediatoday.com/index.php?q=SMC/190499

Social Media Today:

http://socialmediatoday.com/index.php?q=SMC/190499

The Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/social-media/9987213/What-type-of-social-media-user-are-you.html

ABC News:

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/teens-leaving-facebook/story?id=20739310

3. In your opinion, what are the benefits and what are the disadvantages of social networking?

ProCon:

http://socialnetworking.procon.org

Education:

http://www.education.com/reference/article/pros-cons-social-networking-teenagers/

Society for Human Resource Management:

http://www.shrm.org/TemplatesTools/hrqa/Pages/socialnetworkingsitespolicy.phpx

Everyday-Wisdom:

http://www.everyday-wisdom.com/social-networking.html

HubPages:

http://ponx.hubpages.com/hub/Online-Social-Networking-Boon-or-Bane

PC World:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/206359/6_Facebook_Twitter_Mistakes_That_Can_Get_You_Fired.html

University of the Pacific:

http://www.pacific.edu/Campus-Life/Safety-and-Conduct/Safety-and-Security/ Online-Social-Networking-Dangers-and-Benefits-.html

InfoBarrel:

http://www.infobarrel.com/Social_Networking_Sites_Advantages_and_Disadvantages

Newsmax:

http://www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/social-networking-affects-children/2010/11/30/id/378407

Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center:

http://www.pacer.org/tatra/pdf/socialNetworking.pdf

Pediatrics Publication:

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/127/4/800.full#sec-10

4. What impact does social networking have on social skills?

News @Northeastern:

http://www.northeastern.edu/news/2012/10/3qs-the-social-impact-of-social-networks/

Social Times:

http://socialtimes.com/a-teen-speaks-is-social-networking-damaging-our-social-skills_b38991

Ask the Mediatrician:

http://cmch.typepad.com/mediatrician/2009/08/how-do-facebook-and-twitter-affect-social-skills.html

Marketing VOX:

http://www.marketingvox.com/social-networking-community-enabler-or-detriment-043433/

Thriving: Boston Children’s Pediatric Health Blog:

http://childrenshospitalblog.org/facebook-and-twitter-how-much-social-networking-is-too-much/

Advances in Information Science:

http://ahnjune.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/0Final-Ahn2011JASIST.pdf

Parent Today:

http://www.parenttoday.org/client/index.cfm/2013/5/9/Is-social-media-ruining-our-kids-social-skills

Pacesetter:

http://www.pacer.org/tatra/pdf/socialNetworking.pdf

Forbes:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/susantardanico/2012/04/30/is-social-media-sabotaging-real-communication/

5. Are there dangers to online social networking?

Federal Bureau of Investigation:

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/counterintelligence/internet-social-networking-risks http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/vc_majorthefts/innocent/social-networking-sites

PC World:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/159560/social_network_hazards.html

SF Gate:

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Social-networking-has-hidden-dangers-for-teens-3289805.php

Optimum 7:

http://www.optimum7.com/internet-marketing/social-media/dangers-of-social-networking-sites.html

ABC News:

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/02/abc7-explores-the-dangers-of-social-media-apps-84861.html

Talk Tech to Me:

http://www.gfi.com/blog/dangers-social-networking/

The Huffington Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kirsten-bischoff/teenagers-nudity-cell-pho_b_2898008.html

Internet Safety 101:

http://www.internetsafety101.org/snsdangers.htm

Voices of Youth:

http://www.voicesofyouth.org/en/posts/the-dangers-of-social-networks--2

National Crime Prevention Council:

http://www.ncpc.org/topics/internet-safety/social-networking-safety

6. Can social networking have an impact on our health?

American Psychological Association:

http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2011/08/social-kids.phpx

The New York Times:

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/24/the-health-effects-of-social-networking/

Harvard Health Publications:

http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/social-networks-can-affect-weight-happiness-201112163983

U.S. News; Health:

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/childrens-health/articles/2011/03/28/ social-media-has-good-and-bad-effects-on-kids-experts

Women’s Health Information and Education:

http://www.womhealth.org.au/healthy-lifestyle/109-health-risks-of-social-media

Web MD:

http://www.webmd.com/parenting/news/20110328/social-networking-may-affect-kids-health

The Carter Center:

http://blog.cartercenter.org/2013/03/20/young-adults-mental-health-and-social-media/

90.0 WBUR – Boston’s NPR News Station:

http://www.wbur.org/2013/02/20/facebook-perfection

Adolescent Health Collaborative:

http://www.phi.org/uploads/application/files/g9g6xbfghdxoe3yytmc1rfvvm8lt1ly9sr3j369pstkojdly15.pdf

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services:

http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/news/e-updates/eupdate-nov-2013.html

7. Has social networking taken away our privacy?

Pew Research Center:

http://www.pewinternet.org/2013/05/21/teens-social-media-and-privacy/

NPR (National Public Radio):

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127037413

The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/17/technology/17privacy.html

I Keep Safe:

http://www.ikeepsafe.org/be-a-pro/privacy/what-is-the-norm-for-privacy-settings-on-social-networking-sites/

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse:

https://www.privacyrights.org/social-networking-privacy/

MSNBC:

http://redtape.nbcnews.com/_news/2011/03/16/6345308-new-concern-the-social-media-divide

Connect Safely:

http://www.connectsafely.com

Search Engine Watch:

http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2065928/Social-Media-The-Privacy-and-Security-Repercussions

CSO Security and Risk:

http://www.csoonline.com/article/504793/6-ways-we-gave-up-our-privacy

8. What do you do when your privacy has been violated?

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse:

https://www.privacyrights.org/social-networking-privacy#fraud

United States Government:

http://www.usa.gov/topics/family/privacy-protection/online.phpl

The Independent:

http://www.independent.co.uk/student/young-entrepreneurs/ social-media-security-protecting-your-privacy-online-7827417.html

On Guard Online:

http://www.onguardonline.gov/articles/0376-hacked-email

Stay Safe Online:

http://www.staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/keep-a-clean-machine/hacked-accounts

9. What creative ideas do you and your friends have in order to improve social networking and to reduce its possible negative health impact?

Your Sphere – For Parents:

http://internet-safety.yoursphere.com/

Federal Trade Commission:

http://www.onguardonline.gov/articles/0012-kids-and-socializing-online

Teach Different:

http://www.teachdifferent.com/internet_safety/home.htm

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Helpful Links:

http://www.connectsafely.com/?gclid=CNvVoLmNv6UCFcbd4AodMSs7Yw
http://www.safetyweb.com
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/vc_majorthefts/innocent/social-networking-sites
http://www.debate.org/opinions/are-social-networking-sites-generally-beneficial-to-our-way-of-life
http://www.archives.gov/social-media/reports/
http://internet-safety.yoursphere.com
http://www.whatissocialnetworking.com
https://www.dosomething.org
http://www.pewresearch.org
http://www.apa.org
http://www.usa.gov

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